Upcoming Events

The volatile nature of the cosmos also means that there are myriad astronomical events happening all year round, which can make for a busy calendar for the amateur astronomer! On top of our regular monthly meetings and observing events, we’ve compiled a list of interesting celestial occurrences so you can plan your observing ahead of time. For the largest of these, we typically arrange special observing events in an official capacity, which will be posted here.

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Astronomy Day 2018

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Winnipeg Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be at the Indigo bookstore on Kenaston to celebrate International Astronomy Day. From 11am to 4pm, we’ll have an information booth inside and telescopes will be set up outside with special solar filters to provide (safe!) observations of the Sun.

The event is free and open to the public!

May 2018 Monthly Meeting

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The monthly gathering of the Winnipeg RASC. This meeting is free to attend and open to anyone!The monthly gathering of the Winnipeg RASC. This meeting is free to attend and open to anyone! Notice of location change: The meeting will be held at the Manitoba Museum instead of the University of Manitoba.

Science Rendezvous 2018

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Winnipeg RASC will be helping out at the University of Manitoba for Science Rendezvous! There’ll be many other events taking place, but we’ll be out there with special solar filtered telescopes to provide (safe!) observations of the Sun.

Whiteshell Public Observing 2018

May 19 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Winnipeg RASC will be out at the Alfred Hole Goose Sanctuary in the Whiteshell Provincial Park to do some public observing! We’ll have lots of friendly astronomers with their telescopes to share the wonders of the night sky.

Spruce Woods Public Observing 2018

August 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Winnipeg RASC will be out at Spruce Woods Provincial Park to do some public observing! We’ll have lots of friendly astronomers with their telescopes to share the wonders of the night sky.

Times and details TBD.

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Regular Events

Every second Friday of the month, we host our monthly meetings. They are free and open for all to attend, and are located in the Robert Schultz Lecture Theatre at St. John’s College in the U of M.

Meetings start at 7pm with our Beginner’s talk, which are designed for novice astronomers who are just beginning in the hobby. Then, we have updates on the latest astronomical news, and also discuss what is up to observe in the night sky that month. The main talk typically runs from 9pm to 10pm, where we have a variety of guest speakers who share their knowledge and expertise of astronomy.

Near the end of each summer, the Winnipeg RASC holds its annual Spruce Woods Star Party, held at Spruce Woods Provincial Park near Carberry, Manitoba. All current RASC members are welcome to join for a weekend of astronomy workshops and long nights of observing.